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Pair held in Michael McGibbon murder probe

Published 03/08/2016

Family and friends attend the funeral of Belfast taxi driver Michael McGibbon
Family and friends attend the funeral of Belfast taxi driver Michael McGibbon

A man and woman have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Michael McGibbon in north Belfast.

The 33-year-old father-of-four died after being shot several times in the leg in Butler Place in Ardoyne on April 15.

The suspects, both aged 35, were arrested in north Belfast on Wednesday morning and have been taken to Musgrave police station for questioning.

Taxi driver and former chef Mr McGibbon was shot in an alleyway 24 hours after two men went to his house to threaten him.

Dissident republicans have been blamed.

Michael McGibbon, who died after he was shot in north Belfast
Michael McGibbon, who died after he was shot in north Belfast
Joanne McGibbon, widow of murdered taxi driver Michael, in her home with children Corey-Leigh (white top), Michaela and Shea
Joanne McGibbon, widow of murdered taxi driver Michael, in her home with children Corey-Leigh (white top), Michaela and Shea

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